New Maryland football assistants' contracts reflect new landscape

The contracts awarded to Maryland's three newest assistant football coaches reflect the school's move to the Big Ten and the sport's shifting postseason landscape.

The pacts contain bonuses tied to the Big Ten championship game and the new college football playoff system.


An appearance in the Big Ten championship game would be worth $5,000 to new assistants Greg Studrawa (offensive line), Chad Wilt (defensive line) and Keenan McCardell (wide receivers). A Big Ten championship would be rewarded with $10,000.

Wilt, McCardell and Studrawa were hired in January.


According to copies of their contracts received under a public records request, Studrawa will receive $275,000 in guaranteed compensation per year. McCardell, the former Pro Bowl NFL receiver, will make $265,000. Wilt will make $160,000.

For the first time, college football will hold a playoff next season – two semifinals preceding a championship game.

The assistants would earn $15,000 if the Terps won a playoff game and $25,000 for capturing the championship. The contracts also contain $5,000 incentives for appearing in a non-playoff bowl game.

Offensive coordinator Mike Locksley and defensive coordinator Brian Stewart both received multi-year extensions earlier this year. Their contracts now extend through the 2016 season – the same as head coach Randy Edsall.